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Ongoing art and history exhibits for Aug. 16

August 15, 2012
  • Brushes with Nature -- a show of pastels and paintings by Ruth Ann Smith, Marti Yeager, Anne Finucane and Laurie McKelvie -- continues through Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Washington County Arts Council in downtown Hagerstown.
By Marti Yeager

‘A Touch of Gray’
Black and white works by more than 20 artists. Concludes Sunday, Aug. 19. Just Lookin’ Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., downtown Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-714-2278 or go to www.justlookin.com.

Summer Salon 2012
An unjuried, salon-style exhibition with more than 100 works. Exhibit concludes Sunday, Aug. 19. The Artists’ Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Call 301-696-8187 or go to www.the-artists-gallery.org.

Tea pots
Tea pots and tea accounterments will be on display. Many of the tea pots are from the collection of Cynthia Fink. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 24. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays. Call 717-597-9010, go to www.greencastlemuseum.org or follow @greencastlemuzm on Twitter.

Art in the Hallway
Artwork by Jean Strike is on display and for sale through the gift shop. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Aug. 30, in the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. A portion of the proceeds benefits Meritus Medical Center. Call 301-790-8144 or email barbara.resh@meritushealth.com.

‘Smithsburg and the Arts’
Artwork and poetry by historical Smithsburg residents are on display through Thursday, Aug. 30. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3 seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org.

Plein air painting
Friday Painters display works of art in a variety of media. Continues through Thursday, Aug. 30. Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-0598.

Landscapes
The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present “Impressions: Pennsylvania Landscapes” by Mark Brockman and Noelle Miller. Continues through Friday, Aug. 31. The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

Emergence
Abstract paintings by Natacha Thys. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 2. Lion’s Share Gallery and Gifts, 81-B N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Go to www.lionslairgalleryandgifts.com.

Landscapes show
“Brushes with Nature” features artwork by Ruth Ann Smith, Marti Yeager, Anne Finucane and Laurie McKelvie. Continues through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.

Girls Inc. paintings
“A Work of Heart” features artwork by members of Girls Inc. of Washington County. Continues through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncounty arts.com.

Photography
Frederick Camera Clique’s juried summer show. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Sept. 5. Frederick Community College’s Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Call 301-846-2513.

Oil paintings
Cindy Haden Baker’s oil paintings are on display. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Sept. 8. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 717-264-6883.

American Decorative Arts
This exhibition shows objects from the museum’s collection of American decorative arts. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Go to www.wcmfa.org.

Summer art shows
Art is displayed in conjunction with Wind Down Friday concerts. If it rains, the art show will not be held. 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays through Sept. 28. Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Email lbarnhart@myactv.net or go to www.bridgeoflife.org.

Mosaics
Sara Knox’s mosiac-style artwork is on display. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.

Return of Special Orders 191
Original lost orders and items belonging to soldiers of the 27th Indiana Volunteers who found it. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. Free. Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails open until dusk. Call 301-662-3515 or go to www.nps.gov/mono.

Oil paintings
Artist and poet, Eliane Ambrose’s original, contemporary impressionism, abstracts and still lifes in oil. Are on display through October. Local Exposure, 70 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-749-7700.

The Newcomer House
The historic structure at Antietam National Battlefield has interpretive displays including On The Home Front and In The Heat of Battle. Open through October. Antietam National Battlefield, Md. 34 one-half east of Sharpsburg. Go to www.newcomerhouse.com.

‘From Suffragists to Officeholders: Politics at Wilson College’
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancemenet of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.

Civil War trains
An authentic scale model Civil War railroad display in 3-D terrain demonstrating rail travel during the Civil War. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 30. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission, $5 to $7. Go to www.discoverystation.org.

War of 1812 bicentennial
Five 200-year-old artifacts, parts of the permanent collection of the Washington County Historical Society, will be displayed until 2014. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to www.washcohistoricalsociety.org.

Valley of the Shadow
Original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. Exhibit continues through Saturday, July 27, 2013. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email drastelli@wcmfa.org.

Children’s museum
Museum features an exhibition on Japanese culture, a dinosaur exhibit, a NASA exhibit and a 12-foot-long model of the Titanic. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076.

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